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Medical Reference Related to Kidney Stones

  1. Topic Overview

    Oxalate is a compound found in some foods,and it is also produced as a waste product by the body. It exits the body through the urine. Too much oxalate may cause kidney stones in some people. Foods high in oxalate include: Beans. Beer. Beets. Berries. Chocolate. Coffee. Cranberries. Dark green vegetables,such as spinach. Nuts. Oranges. Rhubarb. Soda (cola). Sweet potatoes. Tea. ...

  2. Open Surgery for Kidney Stones

    In open surgery to remove kidney stones, the surgeon uses an incision in the person's abdomen or side to reach the kidney and remove the stones.

  3. Ureteroscopy

    The surgeon, often a urologist, passes a thin viewing instrument (ureteroscope) through the tube from the bladder out of the body (urethra) into the bladder, and then into the ureter to the location of the kidney stone. He or she makes no cuts in the body.See an illustration of ureteroscopy.The urologist removes the kidney stone using an instrument with a "basket" to grab the stone or forceps. ...

  4. Allopurinol for Kidney Stones

    Drug details for Allopurinol for kidney stones.

  5. Kidney Stone Analysis

    Kidney stone analysis is a test done on a kidney stone to determine its chemical makeup.

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